Empires of Africa — Cheryl Morgan with some commentary and pointers to fascinating African history.
Eclipses in the shade — APOD with a really nifty eclipse photo.
Defending the Planet: NRC Final Report — Some interesting and deep neepery about Near Earth Objects from Centauri Dreams. Deep Impact, anyone?
Did a thirst for beer spark civilization? — Interesting. (Via Scrivener's Error.)
Photographers protest over UK terror search laws — Professional and amateur photographers have gathered in London's Trafalgar Square to protest against terror stop and searches. The photographers say police are intimidating people with cameras in tactics to target possible terrorists.
2009 Ends Warmest Decade on Record — Ah, more of those liberally biased facts, this time from NASA, that well-known hotbed of Islamic socialism.
Bad Science on accountability in animal research — As well as the sometimes odious methods of opponents.
No More Jesus Rifles — A rollback of the Christianist nonsense about Bible verses on military rifle scopes. Every now and then, the forces of rationality actually score a point. Watch for this to be characterizes as persecution, of course, given the conservative fetish for victimization.
Ten Craziest things Pat Robertson Ever Said — And this man has had direct access to how many presidents? And the loyalty of how many millions of voters? Christianism is a poison in our society, pure and simple.
miketo on healthcare reform — Brilliant snark.
?otD: What do you think I saw?
Body movement: n/a (some walking later today, hopefully)
Hours slept: 9.0
This morning's weigh-in: 229.2
Currently reading: Bangkok 8 by John Burdett